Lecture Recalls Remarkable Life of Quaker and International Journalist Nora Waln

April 6, 2018
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When Mark Kiefer comes to the Beacon Hill Friends House on Wednesday, April 11, to discuss the life of Nora Waln, his great-aunt, as well as a Quaker and accomplished international journalist, he believes her story will have just as much relevance today as it did when she came of age nearly 100 years...

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Police Briefs 04-03-2018

April 6, 2018
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Beacon Hil Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/21/18 – At about 4:53 a.m., a victim reported he observed a female suspect going through his 1998 Honda Accord inside a Charles Street garage. The suspect fled on foot towards River Street after taking U.S. currency, registration and a jacket.  ...

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Letters to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY BILL Dear Editor: I am writing to echo the sentiments of the author of the opinion piece “Is this the new normal” (March 10, 2018) and highlight an important piece of legislation that would help mitigate the devastating effects of climate change. The ambitious 100-percent Renewable Energy...

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Nice Way to Spend a Saturday

April 6, 2018
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Walking along Mt. Vernon Street or Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill or Beacon Street in the Back Bay, the outside façades of the houses on these streets have not changed since they were built, in some cases for more than 200 years.  However, the inside of many of these homes have been upgraded and...

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Palm Sunday Mass

March 30, 2018
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Palm Sunday Mass

The start of Holy Week began on Palm Sunday. Rev. John Unni, pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church is joined by parishoners outside the Church at the start of the Palm Sunday Mass.

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Panificio Sets Stage for Live Music in the Neighborhood

March 30, 2018
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Panificio Sets Stage for Live Music in the Neighborhood

Besides offering a casual, inviting dining atmosphere, Panificio Bistro and Bakery at 144 Charles St. is currently emerging as one of the neighborhood’s premier venues for live music. “Panificio is a great because it can be either loud and fun or as intimate as you want,” said John Everett Martin, a longtime bartender and...

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Walsh Withdraws Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh withdrew his ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the City of Boston arguing that more time is needed to ensure that the City enacts the best and most effective policies. The announcement came at the Boston City Council’s hearing on Wednesday, March 21 when a letter from the Mayor’s Office was read...

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Unique Kitchens Showcased on Creative Kitchens Tour April 7

March 30, 2018
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When her spouse suggested moving to a home with an elevator, a Beacon Hill lover of cooking and antiques replied in no uncertain terms that she was not moving anywhere unless she could bring her kitchen table with her. Which was no small thing because the table is a long and heavy 9-foot 3-inch...

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Mass DOT Gives Green Light for New Charlestown/N Washington St Bridge

March 30, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) board of directors voted to proceed with construction last week after accepting the lowest bid of $177 million from ACS/J F White Contracting for the new Charlestown/North Washington Street Bridge, which Beacon Hill architect Miguel Rosales has conceived to complement his iconic Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill...

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Beacon Hill Market Reopens for Business

March 30, 2018
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In anticipation of its grand opening tomorrow, Friday, March 30, the Beacon Hill Market is now operating under new management. Soni Manandhar, an Everett resident who worked at the Family Market in Chelsea for around five years, has assumed ownership of the store at 55 Anderson St. The market, which already stocks the usual...

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1000 Boylston St, Receives Approval,Despite No On-Site Affordable Housing

March 30, 2018
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A new mix-use retail and residential tower slated to fill in the hole looking down to the Massachusetts Turnpike along Boylston Street in the Back Bay got a key approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, despite not having on-site affordable housing. The decision was made during the monthly BPDA board...

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Quentin Palfrey, Candidate for Lt Governor, Guest Speaker at Local Committees

March 30, 2018
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Quentin Palfrey, a former Obama White House official and non-profit leader running for Lieutenant Governor, spoke at meetings held by the Boston Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees on Tuesday in the Back Bay and South End. Palfrey, a longtime Democratic activist, announced his candidacy in September and has topped the Democratic field of Lieutenant...

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Greg Henning Announces for Suffolk County District Attorney Office

March 30, 2018
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Greg Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor for over ten years, is running for Suffolk County District Attorney. Henning grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government. His father, John Henning, was a longtime Boston television reporter and anchor at Channels 2, 5,...

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Hill House Announces First-Ever, Citywide NFL Flag Football League

March 30, 2018
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Young football fans can now enjoy the fun and excitement of America’s favorite sport starting this fall as Hill House announces the city’s first NFL Flag football league.        Open to children in kindergarten through the seventh grade, this citywide league will take place on Sunday mornings at Clemente Field on the Emmanuel College Campus in Back...

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Autism Awareness Month Lights Up with MGH Aspire Spring Gala

March 30, 2018
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April is Autism Awareness Month, a worldwide opportunity to encourage autism awareness and draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. In Boston, the month kicks off with MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Aspire Spring Gala on Thursday, April 5. The 18th annual event hopes to raise more than $2...

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Police Briefs 03-27-2018

March 30, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Assault and Battery 03/14/18 – A victim reported while he was walking in the area of Beacon and Park streets at around 4 p.m., when an unknown male suspect assaulted him. The victim said the suspect punched him with a closed fist to the right side of his head and continued...

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Letter to the Editor

March 30, 2018
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DISAGREES WITH LETTER ON SHORT TERM RENTALS Dear Editor: I found the letter from the woman at “Stop Child Predators” regarding Short Term rentals in Boston to be inaccurate and a bit histrionic, not to minimize the importance of child safety but I’m getting tired of people blaming short term rental hosts for every...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Clearing the Roads

March 23, 2018
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Clearing the Roads

With a grin on his face and a chain saw in his hand, Greg Mosman, Boston’s dedicated City Arborist/Tree Warden, took to the slippery slopes of Mt. Vernon Street last Wednesday to remove downed limbs in the midst of the blizzard.

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Police Body Cameras Seen as Initial Success for Officers, Public

March 23, 2018
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In preliminary data unveiled at a Council hearing on Monday, March 12, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the Boston Police body-worn camera pilot has been a success to date. “The preliminary results are for the most part all positive,” he said. “I haven’t heard one complaint from the officers who are wearing them....

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Brock Jobe to be Speaker at the Nichols House Museum Lecture Series March 29

March 23, 2018
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The Nichols House Museum Lecture Series will present on Thursday, March 29, Chippendale: The Man and the Myth by Brock Jobe. The event will run from  6:00-7:30 p.m. and will take be held at  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, 02116 This year marks the 300th anniversary of Britain’s most celebrated...

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Council Calls for Working Group to Alleviate Maintenance Burdens on Private Sewer Lines

March 23, 2018
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Across some of the neighborhoods in Boston, private alleys that abut commercial and residential properties have sewer lines and infrastructure with some dating back to the mid-1800s. When needed maintenance is required, the cost of repairs is put on the owners who have to pool the money together from the abutting neighbors, and not...

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French Cultural Center

March 23, 2018
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The Mosaïque Committee of the French Cultural Center of Boston is pleased to present world-renowned French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the first-ever Mosaïque Award for Exceptional Achievement. Mr. Thibaudet will be honored at an awards ceremony at the French Cultural Center in Back Bay on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. The Mosaïque Award for...

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